Thread: AGP slots?
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Sep14-05, 07:09 PM
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AGP slots?

Quote Quote by 600burger
The video card(s) i'm thinking about aren't that "amazing" they just have alot of memory and are fast. I'm outputting to a 42" projection, I've heard the quality with low end cards is very noticible.
The purpose of the processing power and memory is for doing realtime 3d rendering. When you use the card to output regular video to a tv, those features are not used at all.

Different manufacturers have different reputations for 2d picture quality (ATI probably has the best), but as long as you get something within about 2 years old, there won't be any difference in the 2d capabilities between a low end and high end card. In fact, they generally use the exact same 2d hardware.